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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Dutch squad offered trip to space if they lift World Cup

Darragh Collins

Published 29/06/2014|13:38

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The offer was reportedly inspired by Robin Van Persie’s famous header against Spain

Dutch aerospace company Ruimtevaartbedrijf SXC have informed their national side that they will offer them a trip to space if they win the World Cup.

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An out of this world offer, Louis Van Gaal and his 23 man squad will now have an extra incentive to go all the way in the tournament.

The offer was reportedly inspired by Robin Van Persie’s famous header against Spain.

Ruimtevaartbedrijf SXC believe that the Dutch's "unearthly performance" in the tournament "deserves an unearthly reward".

"As a company of Dutch origin, we are mega proud of the achievements of Oranje in Brazil. An unearthly performance deserves an unearthly reward!," co-founder Michiel Mol told Dutch media.

"We are going to try to take the players literally to a higher level – 103 km!

"[We'll take] the whole selection of 23 players and of course, Louis van Gaal.”

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